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Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

oh, I got that all wrong about the bike, thought...

oh, I got that all wrong about the bike, thought it was new. I still like getting a mechanic to go over tensions with their tension gauge, figure they do a much better job than me.

oh, cool...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By robow

I know we have shown this before but for those...

I know we have shown this before but for those that have not seen it, how to fold a wire bead tire into a smaller more manageable package.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,016
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I also have trekking poles, but they are much...

I also have trekking poles, but they are much longer than would fit in my panniers. If I travel light and do not have a bag on top of the rear rack, I want everything to fit in the panniers.
...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,016
Posted By andrewclaus

Tarptents are extremely sturdy. Don't let the...

Tarptents are extremely sturdy. Don't let the single wall of lightweight fabric fool you. My Contrail had 10,000 hiking miles and 6,000 biking miles on it before I replaced it a few years ago. And...
10-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By curbtender

If your shifting is working proper, then cable...

If your shifting is working proper, then cable replacement is all you need.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,599
Posted By mtnbud

Awesome! :) I really like the paper clips! ...

Awesome! :) I really like the paper clips! Simple and creative!

If you feel comfortable sewing some tabs on the bottom of your hammock, you could strategically square off the floor. Since it's...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,599
Posted By phughes

These are the same anchors used by the Tensa...

These are the same anchors used by the Tensa hammock system, which uses one pole, for when you have only one tree. I have hung this way, so have many, many others. The Tensa Solo is a pole and...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. Just like with the rain gear. Worried...

Yes. Just like with the rain gear.

Worried that you might get wet and/or not be able to find trees? Then pack for the “worst case scenario”: a quality, light tent (my tent with ground sheet comes...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,599
Posted By phughes

They aren't a conventional stake. These are the...

They aren't a conventional stake. These are the same stakes that Tensa uses for their hammock suspension systems. They will not come out. The Orange Screws I use are good for soft ground, but the...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,599
Posted By phughes

I used my bike to hang the hammock using only one...

I used my bike to hang the hammock using only one tree. You need a good ground anchor, I am using Orange Screws. I will also be getting Boom Stakes from Tensa for rocky ground. I am able to hang off...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,152
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with...

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with an alcohol jet. I have an Optimus 111T, and I have seen internet references to an alcohol jet and also needing some form of an air restriction tube to...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,152
Posted By andrewclaus

You don't like my bumming option? In the long...

You don't like my bumming option? In the long distance hiking world, that's an acceptable tactic and it even has a name--Yogiing. You can Yogi a meal, a ride, a night in a bed. There's a well-known...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,152
Posted By andrewclaus

Back when I carried a gas stove, I'd beg for fuel...

Back when I carried a gas stove, I'd beg for fuel at campgrounds every couple of weeks. Of course I'd offer to pay, but nobody ever accepted money. Usually a few stories were welcome, and that often...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,450
Posted By indyfabz

Thanks for clarifying the novel definition of...

Thanks for clarifying the novel definition of "first-aid," which in parlance applies to the person.

During my recent tour I managed to lose my P38 the first evening. I was about to cook on the...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By robow

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really...

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really enjoyed that portion of trail but we heard mixed reviews about the trail north of Urbana up to Bellefontaine. Has anyone ridden that piece and can...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By Digger Goreman

I like this for quick rain exits: ...

I like this for quick rain exits:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FAwB9VGCfKc
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit....

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit. Reason for two tubes is that it is rare, but on occasion I have a blow out. Example, about a month ago I used a new tube in a new tire, while pumping it...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of...

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of this particular campsite I was in. I was the only tent camper, am in the middle of five tent sites at this RV park and campground.

Ground was very...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By Doug64

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for...

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for harsh conditions. Most of our tours are at least a month long, and I'd rather have a tent than get stuck out somewhere wishing I had one. That is my...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By Doug64

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a...

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a problem. My wife and I carry an 8' x 10' sil-nylon tarp on short winter ski trips, and for an emergency shelter in our ski patrol packs; we are backcountry...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By a_d_a_m

The NE Ohio forecast looks (surprisingly) good...

The NE Ohio forecast looks (surprisingly) good for most of the coming week, but if you plan to get up near Cleveland anytime in the last few 2-4 days of this month, rain appears imminent. Not sure of...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By djb

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on...

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on layers abd whatnot. Re rain gear that is more bike friendly, i replaced my old rain pants with some north face nice ones a few years ago one sale, and...
09-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Gresp15C

I made my own for Sturmey-Archer and Bendix hubs....

I made my own for Sturmey-Archer and Bendix hubs. Just a couple cuts with a hacksaw, bend the piece back and forth till it breaks out, clean up with a file. Works like a charm.
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By djb

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I...

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I wish I had the free time right now, we have about a good week of clear weather right now , would have been great for a trip....
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By robow

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on...

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on Trail 1 from Xenia down to Cincy, through downtown onto the Ohio River and then crossed over into Kentucky.
09-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By 79pmooney

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job...

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job as engineer with steel fish boats was with a yard that used A36 for the vast majority of its plate. Just not 1/8" 5/16 or higher for hull plating. ...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By robow

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several...

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several hundred miles of trails surrounding Dayton and Xenia within the Miami River valley and of course the Ohio to Erie Trail as well. I feel the weather in...
09-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By aggiegrads

1000th Post - Thank you

I thought that I would take my 1,000th post to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have helped me and helped others on this forum. I am posting this in the mechanic’s forum...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By djb

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I...

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I always used to bring my spring load candle lantern, and when it was cold and damp, regularly would hang it from a permanent strung up piece of cord we...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By djb

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front...

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front would be a drag, but at least nowadays it's fairly easy to get really good predictions and weather radar access on line, so at least that helps a bit....
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By mbusky

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of...

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of the way. My setup includes a Anker 15 watt folding power sport panel a 22 kma Ravpower storage battery and a meter (Ebay $2.99 from China with...
09-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,114
Posted By IPassGas

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt...

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt version) much. The foot peg can break easily, but not essential. We no longer ride with pump on frame, gets too dirty no matter where it is on frame....
09-14-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By JoeTBM

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not...

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not needed to remove a freewheel.

As others have pointed out, put your "tool" into a vise with the tabs facing up. Slip the wheel onto the tool and turn...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,856
Posted By sloar

I’ve settled on flared drop bars, I just feel...

I’ve settled on flared drop bars, I just feel more comfortable with them.






...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,856
Posted By sloar

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/3fe450b2_83d0_4558_b0a1_bb2dba7a1a3e_dd17434f07bc797a70fbe5641d3415993ec946e8.jpeg
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Sjtaylor

A Ride to Mom's House

I had to share this. A few weeks ago I was very lucky to acquire a hardly used and well stored 1984 Trek 720 in my size. I'm 6'3". Currently working to improve my fitness level for an ambitious bike...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,301
Posted By Mark Hoaglund

Enjoying my Oros aerogel parka nightly rides....

Enjoying my Oros aerogel parka nightly rides. Suppose to soon drop nightly to 30's F but we'll see. Acquired a couple of heavy duty trailer tubes & tires for the cooler seasons ahead. Don't like...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,181
Posted By cyccommute

Ortlieb. ‘Nough said.

Ortlieb. ‘Nough said.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more suggestion, a sleeping bag liner. A gal...

One more suggestion, a sleeping bag liner. A gal I used to know swore by them to keep your sleeping bag cleaner when you are dirty. I have been using one for over a decade now.

Some people say...
Forum: Touring
06-10-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By djb

you know thruhiker, I had to go and translate F...

you know thruhiker, I had to go and translate F into C, so now I see that 51f is about 10c.
I once did a two day trip, it was cold, even though I had tights, they werent warm enough, so my legs...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By tcs

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full...

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full overtones. Sustain into next week. Endorsed by Quasimodo. Suitable for ringing the Nine Tailors. Has a written part in Josef Strauss' Vélocipéde Polka. ...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella...

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella (CP), a condition I've lived with the past 40 years, I was diagnosed 3 days after onset when I had to drop out of a race and series I'd nearly podiumed...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Miele Man

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for...

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for thee. Please get out of the way!

Cheers
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Trakhak

Also, in case anyone else is bothered by the...

Also, in case anyone else is bothered by the opening attempt at a rhyme, how about this?

"Bells, bells, that musical clatter, the louder the ring, the faster they scatter."
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Miele Man

In this age of political correctness you Might...

In this age of political correctness you Might not want to be shouting "HO!" as yp pass a woman or especially a huge guy walking with his girl.

OT. Johnny Cash had a great song, "CUSTER"
...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By San Rensho

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the...

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the cheapest bell that you can buy, is magical. For some reason ,, when you sound the Bell, pedestrians and cyclists universally know that a bicycle is...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By fietsbob

The Grip Bell , Brass, on the left, R'off...

The Grip Bell , Brass, on the left, R'off grip-shifter on the right..

http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/images08/wb092-6P1010011.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of...

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of a second stem, but I am sure it was over a decade ago. But at that time I was still using an older style handleber bag that had the steel frame...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them....

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them. But, sometimes if you are riding along, ring the bell to let a pedestrian know you are approaching, sometimes the pedestrian will turn their head to...
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